Footscray Community Arts Centre

West Writers Forum 2018

West Writers Forum is bigger and better than ever with a three day packed public program featuring international and local storytellers. 


WHEN: Friday 27 July, 6:30pm for 7pm start
COST*: Day One (Opening): $15

Join an impressive line-up of spoken word artists at the official opening of the 2018 program. The night also features a music performance by KYE.


Featuring an impressive line-up of emerging and established storytellers, the day two program includes a series of panels, workshops and performances exploring current conversations such as: decolonisation, multilingual writing, non-fiction and the power of imagery.

One Night Stanza: FOOTSCRAY&BROOKLYN BLOCK PARTY will conclude Day Two of the West Writers Forum. An ode to the Brooklyn block party scene, catch exclusive performances by Brooklyn-based DJ Jive Poetic and local acts Manisha AnjaliLuka LessonAmal Ibrahim and more!

WHEN: Saturday 28 July
Workshops & Conversations: 10am – 6pm
One Night Stanza: 7pm – late
Day Two Pass: $25

*Purchasing a Day Two Pass gives you access to workshops and conversations on day two. You will need to arrive early on the day and sign up for the specific events you wish to attend.


Behind the Screens

Curated by journalist and filmmaker Santilla Chingaipe in response to the underrepresentation of diverse voices in the Australian screen industry, this event series aims to create tangible access to pathways and opportunities for emerging filmmakers in Melbourne’s West through a special day of workshops, activities and networking.

Registrations for Behind the Screens will be managed through an expression of interest process to ensure diverse representation in the workshops. Please complete the form by clicking on the link below and someone will be in touch. Expressions of Interest close Friday 20 July. Limited spots available.

Click here to complete the Expression of Interest.

WHEN: Sunday 29 July, 10am – 5pm
COST: Free

*Please note: registration preference will be given to people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds, people with perceived disability, LGBTQIA*, and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples. 


Event starts
Friday 27 July, 2018
Event Ends
Sunday 29 July, 2018
Footscray Community Arts Centre
Venue Address
45 Moreland Street, Footscray 3011

Melbourne, Footscray

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